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2018 FIL Men’s World Championship Placement Games Recaps


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPhoto Credit: G Holtz Photography

July 20, 2018

NETANYA, ISRAEL – Below are the game recaps for the 3rdto 45thplace games of the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship. All games were held at Wingate Sports Institute.

3rd– Iroquois Nationals def. Australia, 14-12

Austin Staats and his older brother, Randy, jumpstarted the Iroquois Nationals with three combined goals, for an early 7-2 lead over Australia into the third quarter. Both teams exchanged goals for 17 minutes in the third and fourth quarters, with the Iroquois Nationals holding a 12-6 lead. Australia’s Nigel Morton scored three of his four goals in the last 22:53 of the game, making a comeback a close reality. Australia outscored the Iroquois in this stretch 6-2.

Iroquois Nationals’ goalie Warren Hill, who was getting peppered with shots, stood big in the cage, making an unbelievable amount of saves in the waning moments of the game. Australia outshot the Iroquois Nationals, 43-32. Hill blocked 16 shots, finishing with a 57 percent save ratio.

The Staats brothers combined for seven goals. Austin finished the night with four goals leading the Iroquois Nationals, and Randy bagged a hat trick. Kyle Jackson and Frankie Brown contributed two goals each.

In addition to Morton, William Pickett netted two goals, and four others scored one goal.

5th– England def. Japan, 11-9

England overcame a 7-0 deficit to Japan, by going on a 11-2 run from the second quarter to win 11-9. This is England’s second consecutive fifth-place finish. The scoring opportunities were spread around by England with four players scoring twice, and three others with one goal each. England won the shots on goal mark, 36-26. Japan’s Satoshi Seike scored a hat trick, and Mikisuke Sekine finished the night with two goals.

7th– Israel def. Puerto Rico,12-1

Zachary Pall led Israel to a seventh-place finish by leading the team in scoring with six goals, including the opening goal at 1:04 of the opening quarter. Israel almost shut out Puerto Rico, 12-1. Daniel Leventhal and Jacob Silberlicht scored two goals each for Israel.

9th– Germany def. Philippines,8-5

James Schutt scored the first two goals for the Philippines early lead in the first quarter, but was erased in the second by Germany, who went on a four-goal run in the second. Germany shut down the attack from the Philippines the rest of the game, winning, 8-5. Adam Eakins of Germany turned in a hat trick for the night, with five others scoring a goal for Germany. Schutt finished with a three-goal night, and Justin Rodis scored two goals.

11th– Scotland def. Ireland, 14-10

Luke Laszkiewica and James McBride of Scotland scored two goals each to take control of Ireland during a 10-2 run from the middle of the first through the middle of the third quarter, 11-5. Scotland held off a charge from Ireland for the win, 14-10. McBride led Scotland with five goals, with Colin Uyeki earning a hat trick. Ireland was paced by Edward Forst with three goals, and Taylor Wallace’s two goals.

13th– Jamaica def. Wales, 10-7

Paul Simpson struck quick with two consecutive goals against Jamaica, to take a first quarter lead, 3-2. The tide turned with Jamaica rallying for a 5-4 lead at the end of the second, with Jamaica’s momentum continuing into the second half with a 5-3 advantage for a 10-7 victory. Mark Darden, Hakeem Lecky and Isaac Newland led Jamaica with two goals each. Wales was led by Paul Simpson, who bagged a hat trick.

15th– Finland def. Italy, 16-3

Jokela Roope started Finland’s scoring frenzy with two consecutive goals to defeat Italy, 16-3. Finland started with a four-goal streak, Italy rebounded for a pair by Mitchell Zuilian. Raittila Robert scored four of the next five goals for Finland, putting them up, 9-2. Except for one goal, Finland controlled the second half finishing on a seven-goal run. Also contributing for Finland was a hat trick by Aaltonen Jarno.

17th– Norway def. Latvia,10-9

Noway fought back from a 5-2 deficit to Latvia to win. Norway’s Carl-Peter Lian scored a goal at 54:03 of the game to tie the game, 6-6, which started a 5-3 run, for the win, 10-9. Norway outshot Latvia, 44-29, with Kasper Van de Pontseele and Lars Rysst leading the team with two goals.

19th– Greece def. Switzerland, 8-6

Greece worked through six ties to hold off Switzerland, 8-6, with both teams being tied after the first three stanzas. Joseph Boulokos of Greece scored three goals with Nicholas Ioannou finding the net twice. Joni Schreiber of Switzerland scored two goals.

21st– New Zealand def. Netherlands,10-6

New Zealand took the lead in the second quarter and maintained throughout to defeat the Netherlands, 10-6. Toby Delamore of New Zealand, Andrew Clayton and James Devine scored two goals each for New Zealand. Blake Van Der Maas was solid in the cage stopping 11 shots (65 percent) on goal.

23rd– Slovakia def. Austria,11-9

Slovakia outlasted six ties to defeat Austria, 11-9. It was the fourth quarter when Conrad Oberbeck of Slovakia scored two consecutive goals and established the final lead for the win. Austria scored a pair of goals down the stretch, but ran out of time. Oberbeck led Slovakia with four goals, Stanislav Purgat finished with a hat trick, and Nick Kapusty put two in the cage.

25th– Sweden def. Czech Republic, 9-7

Pavel Dosly scored two goals in the first quarter for the Czech Republic for an early 5-2 lead. Sweden took over in the second half with a 7-2 run, earning the victory. 9-7. Sweden was led with a pair of hat tricks from Sanny Falk and Dyland Mack.

27th– Hong Kong def. Hungary,15-5

In the first half, Hong Kong blazed to a 10-0 lead over Hungary, with Nicolo Hayat scoring twice and eight different players finding the net. The second half was played evenly, 5-5. Stephen O’Brien and Geoffrey Ling scored three goals each to lead Hong Kong. Hungary’s Karsten Nyarady finished with a hat trick.

29th– Argentina def. Belgium, 12-8

Belgium took control of the game with Tim De Ceuster scoring two goals and a slight 6-5 lead at the half. Belgium increased its lead in the second half with another goal from Diego Spillebeen and Lucas Votot, 8-5. From the 55 minute mark of the game, Alexander Weber scored two consecutive goals for a seven-goal comeback victory, 12-8.

Weber finished the day with five goals, with two goals from Octabio Bernabo and Matt Gudas for Belgium. Kyle Baker finished the game with three goals to lead Belgium.

31st– Spain def. Poland, 9-4

Josep Kittle of Spain scored the first two goals starting a 7-1 run against Poland to earn the win, 9-4. Daniel De La Casa led Spain with three goals. Poland’s Jan Rydzak finished with two goals. Spain outshot Poland, 47-14.

33rd– France def. Denmark, 13-7

Kevin Bertrand’s natural hat trick propelled France to a 7-2 lead into the early portion of the third quarter, which was enough to win over Denmark, 13-7. Bertrand’s hot stick tallied six goals on the night to lead France. Denmark’s leaders were Evan Chaberski with three goals, Nikolah Lund and Nicholas Skeffington each had two goals.

35th– Korea def. Russia,12-7

Korea jumped out to an early lead over Russia in the first quarter, 6-3, with Eungyoo Ryoo scoring two goals. Korea held the Russian attack back, and scored six of the final eight goals for the win, 12-7. Korea’s Alex Millin led the charge with four goals. Andrew Kim, Won Jae Park, and Ryoo finished with two goals. Russia was led by a trio of two-goal contributors: Eugene Arkhipov, Donnie Howard, and Chase Philpot.

37th– Bermuda def. Mexico, 9-6

The game was broken into three distinct consecutive scoring opportunities, with Bermuda having an opening five-goal run, and a closing four-goal run to defeat Mexico, 9-6. Bermuda doubled Mexico in shots on goal, 38-19. Bermuda’s top scorers were Drew Jenkins (3 goals) and Cole Rance (2 goals). Mexico spread scoring around, with Juan Contreras scoring twice, and three others with single goals.

39th– Peru def. Uganda,11-10

Peru fought back from a four-goal deficit at several points of the game, and tied it up for the second time at the 74 minute mark with a goal from Isaiah Arteaga, 10-10. Steven Diaz of Peru scored the winning goal two minutes later, 11-10. Spencer Rojo and Christopher Davila led Peru with four and three goals, respectively. Uganda’s Casiro Onen scored three times, and Sam Ochan put a pair in the net.

41st– Chinese Taipei def. China,8-7

Tyler Chin led China with a hat trick in the first quarter for an early 4-2 lead over Chinese Taipei. In the second, Chinese Taipei went on a four-goal run into the third quarter with Shu-cheng Lin scoring two goals, and taking a 6-4 lead. Siqing Hu of China tied the game at the 64 minute mark, tying the game 7-7. Yu-hung Hu of Chinese Taipei scored the winning goal at the 68 minute mark, 8-7.

Lin finished the day with a hat trick for Chinese Taipei. China’s scoring output was led by Tyler Chin.

43rd– Croatia def. Turkey, 15-8

Croatia utilized three different runs of three goals or more to defeat Turkey, 15-8. Scoring by quarter, Croatia earned its advantage in the first and fourth quarters. Croatia was led in scoring by Ryan Gorup with four goals and a pair of hat tricks from Domagoj Hecimovic and Harry Kucharczyk. Turkey’s top scorers were Tyler Rinko and Josh Smith.

45th– Colombia def. Luxembourg, 13-10

Luxembourg jumped out to an early 3-1 lead with two goals from Max Rubin. Marcus Winn scored the go ahead goal, 5-4, with 49 seconds remaining in the second quarter. From this point forward, Colombia controlled the game forward, winning 13-10. Colombia more than doubled the shots on goal, 64-30. Colombia’s Nick Smith and Christoph Snaga each had hat tricks. Colombia’s Matt Schuler scored four goals to lead the team.

The 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship gold-medal game features the United States and Canada scheduled for Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m. at Netanya Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN+ in the United States. The FIL Men’s World Championship will also be available in Canada on TSN and locally in Israel on Sport 5.

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The FIL Men’s World Championship started in 1967 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where the United States defeated Australia for its first of nine World Championship gold medals. In 1974, the second World Championship was held in Melbourne, Australia, with the United States claiming the title. Since then, the event has been held every four years.


2018 FIL Men’s World Championship
Netanya, Israel, July 11-21
Wingate National Sport Institute and Netanya Stadium


Friday, July 20

3rd– Iroquois Nationals def. Australia, 14-12

5th– England def. Japan, 11-9

7th– Israel def. Puerto Rico,12-1

9th– Germany def. Philippines,8-5

11th– Scotland def. Ireland, 14-10

13th– Jamaica def. Wales, 10-7

15th– Finland def. Italy, 16-3

17th– Norway def. Latvia,10-9

19th– Greece def. Switzerland, 8-6

21st– New Zealand def. Netherlands,10-6

23rd– Slovakia def. Austria,11-9

25th– Sweden def. Czech Republic, 9-7

27th– Hong Kong def. Hungary,15-5

29th– Argentina def. Belgium, 12-8

31st– Spain def. Poland, 9-4

33rd– France def. Denmark, 13-7

35th– Korea def. Russia,12-7

37th– Bermuda def. Mexico, 9-6

39th– Peru def. Uganda,11-10

41st– Chinese Taipei def. China,8-7

43rd– Croatia def. Turkey, 15-8

45th– Colombia def. Luxembourg, 13-10


Thursday, July 19

Chinese Taipei def. Turkey, 15-9

Belgium def. Poland, 12-11

Wales def. Italy, 15-4

Czech Republic def. Hong Kong, 9-8

Argentina def. Spain, 16-12

Jamaica def. Finland, 8-7, OT

Denmark def. Korea, 11-7

Sweden def. Hungary, 14-8

Germany def. Ireland, 14-5

New Zealand def. Slovakia, 10-9

China def. Croatia, 15-10

Philippines def. Scotland, 12-6

Bermuda def. Peru, 16-4

Netherlands def. Austria, 10-7

Norway def. Switzerland, 7-5

France def. Russia, 17-8

Japan def. Israel, 10-9

Latvia def. Greece, 14-9

Mexico def. Uganda, 19-3

England def. Puerto Rico, 11-4


Canada def. Iroquois Nationals, 15-4

USA def. Australia, 14-5


Wednesday, July 18

China def. Colombia, 14-6

Chinese Taipei def. Luxembourg, 12-4

Bermuda def. Croatia, 10-1

Czech Republic def. Belgium, 10-8

Jamaica def. Switzerland, 12-6

Mexico def. Turkey, 14-8

Hong Kong def. Poland, 16-5

Sweden def. Argentina, 11-4

Hungary def. Spain, 9-8

Norway def. Austria, 16-5

Wales def. Latvia, 10-9

Greece def. New Zealand, 12-11

Russia def. Peru, 18-9

Korea def. Uganda, 12-4



Australia def. Israel, 9-6

Iroquois Nationals def. Puerto Rico, 14-7

England def. Ireland, 11-10

Japan def. Scotland, 11-7


Tuesday, July 17

Switzerland def. New Zealand, 9-6

Czech Republic def. France, 14-7

Italy def. Philippines def. Italy, 12-11, OT

Latvia def. Norway, 9-8, OT

Spain def. Denmark, 12-7

Canada def. Australia, 13-7

Hungary def. Russia, 14-12

Bermuda  def Chinese Taipei, 10-3

Germany def. Finland, 12-7

Belgium def. Korea, 17-8

Mexico def. Colombia, 22-10

USA def. England, 19-2

Wales def. Austria, 9-5

Jamaica def. Greece, 11-4

Iroquois Nationals def. Scotland, 14-7

Israel def. Ireland, 16-4

Netherlands def. Poland, 9-7

Slovakia def. Argentina, 10-9

Puerto def. Rico Japan, 14-9


Monday, July 16

Latvia def. Sweden, 13-9

Denmark def. Peru, 11-4

Ireland def. Italy, 15-7

France def. Uganda, 14-5

Bermuda def. Luxembourg, 17-2

Israel def. Philippines, 11-8

Mexico def. China, 15-14

Belgium def. Turkey, 11-8

Japan def. Finland, 15-5

New Zealand def. Hong Kong, 11-9

Hungary def. Croatia, 15-3

Australia def. England, 7-6

Wales def. Netherlands, 9-5

Jamaica def. Slovakia, 12-5

Puerto Rico def. Germany, 14-9

Canada def. Iroquois Nationals, 10-5

Austria def. Poland, 12-8

Greece def. Argentina, 12-9

USA def. Scotland, 18-2


Sunday, July 15

Finland def. Norway, 11-9

Russia def. Luxembourg, 24-1

Turkey def. China, 13-12

Germany def. Hong Kong, 12-4

Puerto Rico def. New Zealand, 13-1

Korea def. Mexico, 9-6

Philippines def. Switzerland, 11-5

Jamaica def. Peru, 17-4

Italy def. Sweden, 13-11

Ireland def. Latvia, 12-7

Wales def. Uganda, 17-1

England def. Scotland, 11-8

Belgium def. Colombia, 7-6

Slovakia def. Denmark, 8-5

Argentina def. Czech Republic, 12-8

Hungary def. Bermuda, 7-6

USA def. Canada, 11-10

Iroquois Nationals def. Australia, 16-9

Austria def. Spain, 12-10

Croatia def. Chinese Taipei, 7-6


Saturday, July 14

Hong Kong def. Uganda, 16-1

Japan def. Netherlands, 18-3

Finland def. Colombia, 20-4

Latvia def. Greece, 10-9, OT

Poland def. Luxembourg, 15-6

New Zealand def. Croatia, 16-2

USA def. Australia, 19-1

Germany def. France, 15-4

Sweden def. Hungary, 16-6

Ireland def. Denmark, 14-3

Philippines def. Belgium, 11-4

Switzerland def. Chinese TaiPei, 17-1

Canada def. Scotland, 22-3

Puerto Rico def. Bermuda, 17-3

Italy def. Peru, 13-7

Iroquois Nationals def. England, 18-7

Israel def. Russia, 19-2


Friday, July 13

Greece def. Mexico, 13-8

Austria def. Colombia, 13-7

Uganda def. Luxembourg, 7-6

Spain def. Croatia, 12-9

Japan def. Norway, 24-3

Hong Kong def. Poland, 9-7

Jamaica def. Russia, 17-7

Denmark def. China, 14-4

Australia def. Scotland, 18-6

France def. Korea, 10-6

Argentina def. Hungary, 14-6

Puerto Rico def. Wales, 16-4

Canada def. England, 12-6

Slovakia def. Chinese Taipei, 13-1

Peru def. Turkey, 18-11

Philippines def. Czech Republic, 11-6


Thursday, July 12

Germany def. Korea, 19-5

Poland def. Uganda, 16-4

Switzerland def. Slovakia, 10-6

Norway def. Netherlands, 14-6

New Zealand def. Spain, 9-5

Ireland def. China, 18-3

Latvia def. Mexico, 13-10

Italy def. Turkey, 16-8

Sweden def. Argentina, 13-5

Wales def. Bermuda, 8-4

Finland def. Austria, 11-7

Czech Republic def. Belgium, 15-8

Israel def. Jamaica, 11-3

USA def. Iroquois Nationals, 17-9


Wednesday, July 11

Hong Kong def. Luxembourg, 20-1


FIL Men’s World Championship History

Year – Teams (gold def. silver), Score, Location

2018 – USA vs. Canada, Netanya, Israel

2014 – Canada def. USA, 8-5, Denver, Colorado, USA

2010 – USA def. Canada, 12-10, Manchester, England

2006 – Canada def. USA, 15-10, London, Ontario, Canada

2002 – USA def. Canada, 18-15, Perth, Australia

1998 – USA def. Canada, 15-14 (OT), Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1994 – USA def. Australia, 21-7, Manchester, England

1990 – USA def. Canada, 19-15, Perth, Australia

1986 – USA def. Canada, 18-9, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1982 – USA def. Australia, 22-14, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1978 – Canada def. USA, 17-16 (OT), Stockport, England

1974 – USA, Three-way tie for 2nd, Melbourne, Australia

1967 – USA def. Australia, 25-11, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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